Have you considered a career at the Bar?

An overview of a career as an advocate including tips on qualification and what you can do to enhance your chances.

Guest speaker – Marcus Mackay QC (Ampersand Advocates)

Thursday 23rd November 5-6pm

Dundee University Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 2


Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership

In conjunction with the University of Dundee, the Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership invite you to a public lecture:

“They fairly mak ye…..”

Women, Work and Violence – History repeating?

Anni Donaldson

Anni Donaldson is an Honorary Research Fellow at Strathclyde University and is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow & Project Lead for the Equally Safe project in Higher Education. Anni has expertise in the history of policy and service provision in the domain of violence against women and is currently working on an oral history of domestic abuse in Scotland (1979-1992).

The lecture will be delivered on Tuesday 5th December at 5.00pm in the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.

Prior to the lecture (from 4.30 pm) refreshments will be served in the Dalhousie Foyer.

The lecture is part of the Annual Sixteen-day International Campaign against all forms of gender-based violence.

Further information can be obtained from Angela Kellyangela.kelly@dundeecity.gov.uk Tel:01382 433373.

International Law: A largely Scottish Affair?

DILS want to invite you to participate in two events next Wednesday, 25 October. The University of Dundee is fortunate to have Professor Gerry Simpson (Chair of Public International Law at the LSE) to come to visit.

Gerry’s biography is available here:http://www.lse.ac.uk/law/people/academic-staff/gerry-simpson. His research focuses on international law, international criminal law, and literary approaches to law. He is considered to be one of the world’s preeminent scholars of international law.

He will be presenting at our Law Research Seminar Series at 2.30 next Wednesday, on ‘International Law: A Largely Scottish Affair?’. This will be in Room 4.08.

In addition, Gerry has very generously offered to meet with students. He will therefore hold a session from 1-2pm on Wednesday 25th, in Room 3.08. I imagine this will focus on research and writing in international law.

You would all be very welcome to attend this session. If you are interested in attending, can you please let Sophie Rigney by Monday 23rd October. Her email address is s.rigney@dundee.ac.uk

Vacancy – Postdoctoral Researcher/ Research Assistant – Individualization of War Project  

The European Research Council funded research project on “The Individualization of War: Reconfiguring the Ethics, Law, and Politics of Armed Conflict” (IOW) seeks a postdoctoral researcher. The IOW project is based at the European University Institute & the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict.

The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Dapo Akande (who is based in Oxford and is co-investigator on the project). She or he will conduct research on the application of human rights law in armed conflict and on the relationship between human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Candidates should have an outstanding PhD in international law but should be excited about working in an inter-disciplinary team which includes international relations scholars and moral philosophers. The position is for one year and will start in December 2017 or January 2018.

Further details on the project is available here the position. Full details about the position and the application process can be found here.

Colombia – A Country Navigating Transitional Justice: Its Negotiation and Perspectives.

A Lecture by the delegates of the Colombian Government for the drafting and editing of the text agreed with FARC-EP.

Dr Juan Carlos Henao and Dr Yesid Reyes.

Thursday 28th September, University of Dundee, Dalhousie LT4., 15.00-16.00 hours

Bios Dr. Henao is the Principal of Universidad Externado de Colombia, and was previously a Magistrate and President of the Constitutional Court of the country. He holds a masters degree in Public Law as well as a PhD from Pantheon-Assas University of Paris (II), and has published numerous books and peer-reviewed articles in fields such as administrative law, environmental damage and constitutional law. He has also been a professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia, and an invited professor at the Institut de Hautes Études de Science Politiques (Science Po) in Paris. He was recently appointed by the Government of Colombia to be one of its delegates for the deliberations on the Transitional Justice System in the negotiation of the Peace Agreement with the insurgent group FARC-EP, which led to the end of 50 years of war in Colombia.

Dr. Yesid Reyes: Dr. Reyes is the Head of the Research Centre on Philosophy and Law of Universidad Externado de Colombia, and was previously the Minister of Justice in the Colombian Government of Juan Manuel Santos. He has also been an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Colombia and a member of the Advisory Board on Criminal Policy forthe Government, as well as a reputed attorney for over 20 years. He holds a masters degree in criminal law and criminology from Universidad Externado de Colombia, a PhD from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a research scholarship from the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation in Bonn, Germany. As Minister of Justice he was recently appointed by the Government of Colombia to be one of its delegates for the deliberations on the Transitional Justice System in the negotiation of the Peace Agreement with the insurgent group FARC-EP, which led to the end of 50 years of war in Colombia.

Dundee University Book Fair

Book Fair is coming to town on 14-15th September (DUSA reception)! Bring your old books and get some cash back! Or pop in to find books you need!

If you have books to sell, bring them to the Hive, Level 4 DUSA (all week 10-4pm). All subjects are welcome! Choose prices yourself & complete registration sheet with your details. If your books will be sold during Book Fair, you will be notified via email. If not sold, you can leave them for the January Book Fair or pick it up if you wish so.

£1 charge per sold book will go as a donation towards our RAG Charity.

Any other questions? Just drop an email to Ezichi, vpf@dusa.co.uk

Waikato PhD programme

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law offers the internationally respected Waikato doctoral programme, focused on the Faculty’s founding principles of professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context.

Generally, students specialise in one of the Faculty’s core areas of research excellence:

  • Cyber law, information technology and intellectual property.
  • Environmental, resources and energy law.
  • International law, human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Maori and indigenous governance.
  • Public law and policy.

Decisions to admit students to postgraduate study programmes are made by the Faculty’s Graduate Studies Committee acting in conjunction with the School of Graduate Research and the University’s Scholarships Executive. While prospective students are free to contact our academic staff, any correspondence with them cannot be taken to constitute an offer of place. Exclusively the School of Graduate Studies makes offers of place and scholarships on behalf of all faculties.

 There is no need for prospective students to contact the Faculty before submitting an application. 

Applications for our postgraduate programmes should be made online via the University home page and by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on that page. This will direct you automatically to the online application process. A comprehensive FAQ section together with contact details for staff in the School of Graduate Research who can guide you through the application process are also available by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on the University’s home page.

The closing dates for our aligned doctoral and scholarships application rounds are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November each year.

The minimum academic standard for entry into our postgraduate study programmes is a B+ grade point average.

Tuition costs for International Students are NZD $6,022 per year.

Students need to be in New Zealand on a valid visa. Most international students apply for an International Student Visa, and information about the application process is available from the Immigration New Zealand website.




Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

For more information about this fellowship, please click here.

Seeking applicants for a New Zealand scholarship programme, the “Dream NEW” scholarships!

The scholarship programme is offered in cooperation with Education New Zealand and the NZ universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).
A total of 25 scholarships with a combined value of 60,300 GBP will be awarded for a semester abroad at one of New Zealand’s top universities and ITPs. Students who think and dream big are encouraged to apply for the “Dream NEW” scholarship – the scholarship aims to support students who welcome new challenges in their lives and have the courage to follow their dreams with determination. The awarding of these scholarships is not based on grades, semester or subject of study.

You can find more information about the scholarship here: http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/scholarship/dream-new-uk
More information on studying in New Zealand you can find here: http://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz